St. Louis County Health Department http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/answering-your-questions-about-st-louis-regions-flu-outbreak <p>In the past few weeks,<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-cases-rise-young-people-hard-hit" target="_blank"> the St. Louis region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of flu cases</a>. The dangerous H1N1 strand that appeared in 2009 is back, and <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nine-deaths-linked-h1n1-flu-virus" target="_blank">nine people have already died</a> of the illness at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:52:48 +0000 Camille Phillips 33005 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Answering Your Questions About The St. Louis Region's Flu Outbreak Flu Cases On The Rise - Young People Hard Hit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/flu-cases-rise-young-people-hard-hit <p>Health officials are urging residents to get the flu vaccination after a steep rise in the number of severe cases reported in both Missouri and Illinois.</p><p>This year’s most prevalent flu strain so far is H1N1 Type A. That strain hit the United States hard in 2009 and disproportionately affected young and middle-aged adults.</p><p>That seems to be the trend again, according to Dr. Faisal Khan, the director of Communicable Disease Control Services in the St. Louis County Health Department.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:05:11 +0000 Maria Altman 32898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Flu Cases On The Rise - Young People Hard Hit